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Job joy for the disabled

A PROJECT which hopes to help hundreds of disabled people into work, has been officially launched by MP Lorely Burt.

A PROJECT which hopes to help hundreds of disabled people into work, has been officially launched by MP Lorely Burt.

Advance Employment, in Solihull town centre, will be offering support to vulnerable people across the West Midlands.

It’s estimated case workers will help 600 people into employment within the next five-years.

Manager Sally Kingshott said: “We want to work with people, not just to get them into a dead-end job, but actually help them to start on a career.

“I think it’s hard for everybody to find work at the moment, but we want to provide a service for those it’s hardest to help.”

Staff are providing the service as part of the Government’s Work Choice programme - launched nationwide last month.

MP Lorely Burt said she was delighted that the scheme would run from Solihull and added: “It will help a lot of people, who need a little bit of support, to come back into the work market. That’s very important not just for the local economy, but for people’s dignity and well-being.”

 

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